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Oh, how we miss the days of the long telephone cord stretched across the house. The boxes of hard 3.5 computer disc with the dot-matrix printer to match. The fresh suspenders and stove-pipe jeans…we could go on.
As Pat (played by Edie Falco) cries out, “When was the last time anyone in this family really looked at me?” Besides the nostalgia and pure joy of the 90s, this film tells a very important story. Do we truly see one another?
We live in a world that is even more connected today than yesterday. The landline has been replaced by the instantaneous response from a wireless device, but has it made us more connected to one another. Have we opened our eyes to see each other more?
Perhaps, being attached to a landline of the 90s reminds us that although we can now get in touch with one another at any time….we still must see each other. The ties that bind us are longer than a telephone cord, they can stretch us, but are stronger when we open our eyes and SEE one another.
From the desk of Dr. Metzger:
I loved it. They were already winning with it being set in the 90’s, my favorite decade. The answering machines, roll-up windows, and the oh so familiar sound of a CD skipping gave me all types of nostalgic feels.
This film really got me in my feelings with its accuracy. Behind the Clinton references and Crystal Waters hits, the dynamics of an imperfect family are put on full display.  It strikes all the chords including infidelity, sisterhood, and the feeling of being alone in a house filled with family.
The women were the heroines of the film and there’s nothing I adore more than an imperfect heroine. This is a ticket for me (even before the Halloween scene).
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Director:  Gillian Robespierre

Starring:  Jenny SlateJay DuplassAbby Quinn, Edie Falco, John Turturro

Runtime: 1hr, 37 minutes


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